There is good reason to believe not about the 8 round mags. Here's why.
Taurus USA finished or is finishing up it's run of TCPs.
Taurus USA has released the news that the PT708 in .380ACP is or going to be available very soon. The PT740 in .40 S&W is due for it's debut at the same time.
Since the PT708 carries one cartridge more than the TCP, who's final manufacture run in the USA is nearly finished, there seems little reason for an 8 rounder for the TCP to be forth coming.
We've had indications in both directions for the production of a 8 round magazine. However after talking to Customer Service,a different person each time, and 3 times at that, the cosensus seemed to be no.
The Taurus 2045 was being waited on by many and that model bit the dust before being released. That's even after all the hype and hoopala that Taurus put out over the last year for that model.
Yes, Taurus could reverse things and actually put out something in a 8 round guise.
One of the reasons not to has to do with distribution and cataloging supplies.
First. Everything or just about all parts and guns being fixed come and go by ship. That takes red tape, space available, and ties up vast resources.
With all the new models Taurus has put out or will there is just so much space and time to ship things in. All the gun parts and accessories come from overseas.
What to ship and when, and what space available to ship and store these all is a logistics nightmare. Yes, the plant in Florida might avert some of that, but not that much.
Second: Parts for Taurus pistols seem to be hard to find. Magazines included. Especially for certain models and quite a few at that. When will those come in?
CS has no idea. Someone does know, but up the chain of command no one is letting us in on that. It would be nice if we did know.
For now it is wait and see. Procure what magazines you can and hold onto them. I am not advocating hoarding in any way. However a few extra magazines, which are the weak link for every brand, make, and model of gun out there, are a good thing to have.
Here's a for instance for you.
I have a SIG P6 or 225 in civilian parlance. Factory produced mags are hard to find online, at gun shows, or even at other sources. Those magazines that can be found and are original cost over $45. Closer to $50 dollars or over.
Those are still scarce. One wag at another and larger gun forum let it be known that SIG has produced a run of P6 or 225 8 round magazines and still has them for sale. Nice, huh? Until you see the price! Price: $54.00 That's for just one.
THe wag had suggested getting a SIG P6 or 225 used over a Taurus new pistol. I rebutted that silly nonsense. Parts availability,etc., and other problems.
The OP then went and bought a Taurus pistol and was satisfied with it.